Betty Louise Ross
Betty Louise Ross, 79, of Mt. Vernon died 12:43 p.m. March 4, 2005, 
at the home of her daughter. 

She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Mt. Vernon to John C. and Ruth (Kern) 
Turpin. Mrs. Ross was a sales clerk, working at Peers Shoe Store, 
Montgomery Ward, Dollen's Shoe Store and ended her career with Lynn 
Ann Shop. 

No public services will be held. Visitation is set for 5 to 7 p.m. 
Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home. 

Survivors include two daughters, Jacque Ragain and husband Dan of 
Mt. Vernon and Julie Ross of Mt. Vernon; son Jerry Ross and wife Kim 
of Marion; grandchildren Mallory, Joshua, Brittany, Phoebe and Jacob; 
step-grandchildren Candice, Megan and Tyler; brothers John W. Turpin of 
Mt. Vernon and Allen Eugene Turpin and wife Marge of Marion. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Betty was devoted to helping any way she could. She was a devoted mother 
and grandmother. Her family was very important to her. The promise of her 
life shows through in her children. She helped raise her brothers and helped 
her mother. Betty continues to help those who were most important to her as 
well as all that knew her, even in death. Betty donated her body to science 
at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale in order to 
help the students further their education in medicine. She was a member of 
Epworth United Methodist Church. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Good Samaritan 
Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to 
Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements 
have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 
618-242-3348 for further information.

Date: 9 Mar 2005
Source: Register-News
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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